I.a carpenter's line, Hom., Theogn.; —properly a line rubbed with chalk, distinguished from the rule (κανών) Xen., etc.:—proverb., παρὰστάθμηνby the rule, Lat. adamussim, Theogn.; but in Aesch., παρὰστ.beside the line, beyond measure;κατὰστ. νοεῖν to guess aright, Theocr.
II.the plummet or the plumbline, Anth.
III.the line which bounds the racecourse, the goal, Lat. meta, Pind., Eur.
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